An episode devoted entirely to crapping on your most beloved films! Isaac and Charles are joined by oft-mentioned and long-suffering Gracie Dixon to talk about movies that everyone loves but that they do not. These include The Shape of Water, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Fight Club, Dazed and Confused, Coen Brothers comedies, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Ladybird, Black Panther, Wes Anderson films, and Quentin Tarantino's post-90s output. Also discussed: whether Guillermo del Toro is actually a good filmmaker, the joy of Gene Hackman, and the difference between twee and whimsy.
Welcome to the reformat of Not a Huge Fan into a show about relationships! We'll be focusing exclusvely on the methods you can use for a more nurturing and loving partnership. We begin with a visit from love expert (and fan favorite) Heather Marulli, who brings her wealth of knowledge on the art of romance to our alpha hosts Isaac Simpson and Charles Disney. Isaac inquires if women do indeed be shopping, but refuses to identify his birthday. Everyone's astrological signs are examined and Charles shares his thoughts on the delicate art of text message timestamp interpretation. We learn that Isaac is codependent or possibly just may not know what the word "codependent" means, and we discover that Heather was a Mean Girl in college. Also discussed: Haiti, a very accurate Jordan Peterson impression, and why Target always makes couples fight.
Isaac and Charles made a guest appearance on an episode of the very popular Unpopular Opinion podcast talking about the Olympics (https://soundcloud.com/unpopularopinion/unp-230). Cohost Brett Rader really disliked Isaac and makes it clear during the course of the episode. Isaac quizzes Charles about what his future in comedy will be and Charles laments the presence of old weirdos. Isaac and Charles both critique how useless it is to promote anything on social media.
Left wing lynch mobs are here to destroy us all! Or are they? The show starts with a look at the "SJWification" of movie critiques, where films are judged on factors irrelevant to their actual merits. Isaac includes Taylor Sheridan's work in this category. Then a quick mention of Jordan Peterson where Charles gets to do his terrible JPetes impression. Finally, the Bari Weiss Twitter controversy from a few weeks ago is discussed: was she the victim of illiberal leftists or was she just being hardheaded and not admitting she tweeted something dumb? Immigrants: they make the mob dumb!
Isaac and Charles have both gone through bouts of abstaining from drinking with mixed results! Both "men" miss the way alcohol lubricates social situations. Isaac accuses Charles of being excessively judgmental and hostile in social situations. Charles claims he is usually simply annoyed by selfish behavior. This leads to a discussion of why people behave badly in public, from playing your music without headphones to urinating in public. Charles shares a story about fighting with a bus driver; Isaac shares a story about fighting with a woman at brunch!
Controversial guest Heather Marulli (@FixedAirHeather) is back! She adjudicates a Twitter conflict between Isaac and Charles and then listens to the debut of an Isaac-made sound clip. Charles was in the middle of Dave Cullen's book Columbine when the Parkland shooting happened and that serves as a springboard for a discussion about school massacres. Why are they happening? Why is it always the same type of killer? What can be done? Also discussed: the difference between a classic narcissist and a malignant narcissist, the regression to the mean, and why Isaac claims he can't tell if men are handsome. Special bonus! Catch Charles once again appearing on Heather's podcast while thoroughly criticizing it and her: https://soundcloud.com/heather-marulli/the-prodigal-son-returns-charles-disney-continues-to-give-me-a-hard-time
Note: the most recent edition of Dave Cullen's Columbine retracts the claim that Eric Harris was intimate with a 23 year old woman so some of this episode's dialogue on that topic is incorrect.
Just when we thought we were out, he pulls us back in! Isaac has disavowed Trump but not necessarily Trumpism, and he provides a list of Trump policy achievements to Charles as well as listener favorite Dan D'Aprile and special guest Unpopular Opinion's Adam Tod Brown. These include eradicating third party payments, dealing with Salvadorean refugees, and getting rid of gender reassignment surgeries in the military? Isaac makes a strong and compelling case and everyone is on his side. Just kidding! Also discussed: the decline of mail bombs, where the money is in solar, and a special appearance by black on black crime!
A little bit of housekeeping today as Charles and Isaac wonder why they have so many episode downloads in the Netherlands. Dutch listeners: get in touch! (firstname.lastname@example.org) Also discussed: people who live in the Pacific Northwest as well as our recent episode with Erik Escobar. Then Isaac introduces his new Web 3.0 media company Vandal Press (https://medium.com/vandal-press), which is pioneering the practice of peer to peer micropayments for content creators and removing corporate middlemen who gobble up all the proceeds. An episode for people who want to feel like they're in a business meeting!
Part 2 of a political trilogy with returning guests Seth Goldsmith and Joe Aprill! This week is all about elections over the next two years: will the SJW crowd vote for a white president? Is the "SJW crowd" even a thing, or just a part of the fevered imagination of the right? Also discussed: whither Steve Bannon, the lunatic Teddy Roosevelt, predictions for 2018 elections, and nuclear near-accidents.
Seth Goldsmith (@InfiniteSeth) and Joe Aprill are back to join Charles in witnessing Isaac make a shocking announcement, one that has serious repercussions for the podcast! Then it's on to the politics of the moment: Michael Wolff's Fire and Fury, the new tax law, and who would be the best Democratic presidential candidate in 2020. Also, for some reason the 2016 election returns as the Bernie Bros are slammed and Zombie Hillary Clinton returns from the dead to eat the brains of the right.